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The Venetian Gondola Experience

By Black Swan Gondola
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  • Date Night

  • Anniversaries

  • Marriage Proposals

  • Girls Night Outs

  • No corkage fee- bring as much Wine/Champagne as you'd like.

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    One Private Gondola w/ Gondolier

  • What's included

    Cozy blankets to sit on and cozy up with

  • What's included

    Cups with Wine Opener

  • What's excluded

    Gratuity- similar to a restaurant setting, your server (Gondolier) rows hard.

Know Before You Book

  • Mandatory 15 minute early arrival. If you show up late we unfortunately have to cut the cruise short to be back in time for the following Customer's reservation.

  • Book your reservation at least a week out. In peak season we sell out fast.

  • We do not sell alcohol, you may bring your own.

What you can expect

Welcome to Black Swan Gondola. North County San Diego’s only Venetian Gondola cruise company You'll be greeted by a Gondolier dressed in true Venetian attire. If a beverage is brought along we'll gladly open it for you. We have no corkage fee so bring as much wine/champagne/or beverage of your choice as you'd like. As we take off the dock you'll see people eating and drinking at the nearby restaurants, smiling and probably a bit jealous of you. Around a fountain we go through the inlets of Lake San Marcos. We're actually in the backyard of roughly 1000 homes, so it's not uncommon to see residents BBQ-ing, socializing, and enjoying the weather SoCal has to offer. Lake San Marcos has turned into a bird sanctuary throughout the years with an array of birds we glide through throughout the cruise. Sometimes you'll learn about how and why Gondolas originated and how they evolved, or learn about annual traditions the old county holds. Something is said about just relaxing in a historic boat with no engine. Yep that's right these Gondolas are propelled by one wooden oar the entire time. Gondolas aren't just for romantic couples like the movies portray, each boat holds up to 6 passengers. Not only is a Venetian Gondola cruse meant for Anniversaries, Marriage Proposals, Date Nights, double or even triple Date Nights, but think Girls Night Outs and Family Time on the water as well. Coming up to the 50 minute mark we'll be working our way back to the dock and end the ride. We're positioned right next to a delicious casual restaurant, golf course and resort hotel if you feel like extending your stay. Ciao ciao!

Ciao ciao!

That's Amore!

-Black Swan Gondola

Note** Advanced reservation MANDATORY- in peak season plan at least one week ahead. We fill up quickly.


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Activity Location

  • 1035 La Bonita Drive
  • San Marcos California 92078

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Lakehouse Hotel and Resort- docked right next to Decody Dockside Restaurant
    • 1035 La Bonita Drive
    • San Marcos California 92078

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